The Complete Guide to Organic Lawn Care: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

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Atlantic Publishing Company, 2011 - Gardening - 288 pages
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Your lawn is a representative of you and your home it shows your neighbors and visitors how much time and effort you are willing to put into keeping your home looking good. But, in these fragile times, many people also want to ensure their lawn care does not endanger the environment or any of the pets or children that might play on that lawn.
Organic lawn care is becoming much more prevalent for many home owners, but knowing how to effectively plant a grow a lawn, keep weeds away and kill bugs without using chemicals and unnatural law products can be complicated and downright confusing in many cases. This book was written with these things in mind, guiding every lawn care enthusiast through the steps needed to continue caring for a lawn without letting the concerns that develop because of unnatural products overwhelm you or your lawn.
The keys to organic lawn care, starting with how to create a low maintenance lawn are laid out in great detail in this book, providing the essential details you need to enjoy your yard while not endangering the environment, your pets, or your children. You will learn how to keep your lawn healthy with the right soil, seed, sod, and feeding without using any chemically enhanced products and how you can start caring for your lawn by mowing, watering, fertilizing, edging, and trimming with organic fertilizers and tools.
Finally, learn how to change your existing lawn so that it is both environmentally sound and just as beautiful as it has always been. The final step in the process will show you how to deal with pests, disease and weeds in your lawn organically. Lawn experts in every field have been interviewed for this book and their advice has been included to provide specific, top tips for organic lawn care. Anyone looking to maintain their lawn and stay eco-conscious need look no further than this book.
Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

 

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As spring begins to show signs that it’s right around the corner, stores ready themselves for the influx of customers looking to buy their lawn care essentials. But what do you do if the prospect of ... Read full review

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This was a very easy to follow guide to organic lawn care including helpful tips on how to compost as well as how to rehabilitate your lawn using organic methods. Read full review

Contents

The Time Is Right
13
The Right Grass
65
Organic Fertilizers
81
Easy Organic Lawn Care
103
Starting an Organic Lawn
125
Transitioning a Lawn
165
Water and the Natural Lawn
195
Getting Control of Weeds
223
Mowing Your Lawn
245
Conclusion
263
Lawn Care Throughout the Year
267
Homemade Organic
273
Bibliography
279
Index
285
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About the author (2011)

Sandy Baker is a freelance author specializing in consumer-related financial topics. She has ten years of freelance writing experience. Sandy has written several books for Atlantic Publishing Group.

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